Day 5 Andermatt – Furkapass – Brig

Early start leaving at 8:00 after breakfast for Realp and the furkapass.

I reach Realp pretty quickly. And then the very long tiring climb up the Furkapass. It hardly ever gets bellow 7% grade. After 2 hours biscuit and apple. Finally the Pass. This is not the highest point but put on my arms on the windbreaker, take pictures. Talk to some other riders. The no load roadbikes did the climb in 1h30 and the touring bikers in 3hours where It took me 2h30.

Breath taking descent towards Oberwald. I am no longer interested in bike trails and stay on the main road. just after Oberwald there is very long tunnel. The local drivers are really bad they drive too fast to close to the bikers, …

I stop at a cafe for carrot cake and almond croissant and some free water.

There are some bumps on the road but it is mostly downhill toward Brig.

Finally in Brig I can’t find the tourist information again but there is a hotel with bike park just across the railway station. For tomorrow they call for more rain. Might be handy if I decide to hop onto the train.

Totla for the day 83km 4h50 +1447m

The usual, shower, shop for food and some grease for my bike.

It was pretty hot all day. cloudy most of the day but I managed to get too much sun. It appears there was a spot of sun on me the whole day.

16:00 big thunderstorm in Brig.

Dinner at the hotel was not famous but ok.

 

Profile and map up and then down, down


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